Few summer rituals can top a savory, juicy burger, seared on a hot, smoky grill and dressed up with all your favorite fixings, enjoyed on a sun-filled day. Today, we’re celebrating National Hamburger Day with some of our favorite recipes featuring different twists on the classic, all guaranteed to shake up your burger routine.
|Stuffed Burgers with Pepper Jack Cheese
This is the ultimate stacked, mouthwatering burger. Here, beef burgers are filled with piquant pepper jack cheese, then cooked and topped with guacamole and crispy bacon.
|Chickpea & Roasted Red Pepper Burgers with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Even traditional burger lovers will be won over by these healthy vegetarian patties, and slathering them with a smoky spread make them even more appealing. Set out paper-thin red onion slices and garnish each plate with pickle slices or wedges.
|Classic Beef Burgers
What’s better than a grilled burger? One that includes a savory topping—and here we feature a choice of three. From herbed mayonnaise to grilled onions and gorgonzola, we have something for everyone at the party.
|Falafel Burgers with Lemon-Tahini Sauce
Pan-grilling makes these falafel healthier than the fried versions. Serve the patties tucked into pita pockets or on top of a salad of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, olive and cucumbers, and drizzle the lemon-tahini sauce on top.
|Burgers with Blue Cheese
Topped with a caramelized onion jam and crumbled blue cheese, these burgers are packed with sweet, tangy flavors. Use the best quality ground beef you can find.
|Salmon Satay Burgers with Cucumber-Onion Relish
Satay is an Indonesian dish of grilled and skewered meat or fish. The distinct flavors of grilled and skewered satay — such as lemongrass, cumin and turmeric — help bring new life to traditional salmon burgers.
|Lamb Burgers with Mint-Feta Pesto
The smell of lamb burgers cooking over a hot fire is intoxicating. Add a little feta-laced mint pesto and some lightly toasted pita bread, and you have a delicious Greek meal that’s perfect for a casual dinner with friends.
|Triple-Chile Burger with Grilled Potato Wedges
Hatch, serrano, and poblano chiles come together to make a deliciously spicy cheeseburger inspired by the Southwest. Chunky fries with just a hint of heat are the perfect accompaniment.
Turkey burgers satisfy a meat craving without weighing you down. Our version features a spice-herb butter and a dollop of barbecue sauce for extra flavor.
|Grilled Three-Pork Burgers
These burgers, made with ground pork shoulder, chorizo and bacon, pack a serious punch. With all that flavor, they don’t need much manipulation — just a few lettuce leaves and a slice of tomato.